In this issue
Welcome to the Red Letter
A final message from Phil
Our trains
Virgin Trains upgrades Voyager services with Free WIFI & BEAM for all
Our destinations
Liverpool City Region Upgrade Work
Virgin Trains flies the flag for Coventry
Business news
Virgin Trains offers 100% digital tickets
Virgin Trains uniforms put to good use for the homeless
Virgin Trains supports MyTime project
Virgin Trains opens the door to the first ever Calm Corner
All aboard the Virgin Trains Chat Carriage
Charity open day raises in excess of £50k
Virgin Trains gets behind The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital
CRP Corner
Community Rail Lancashire
North Cheshire Community Rail Partnership (CRP)
North Staffordshire CRP
North Staffordshire CRP
Women in Community Rail
All aboard the Virgin Trains Chat Carriage

On 14 June, Virgin Trains customers were invited to strike up a conversation with a fellow traveller in our new ‘Chat Carriage’. Coach C on a number of Virgin Trains Pendolino services were converted into the ‘Chat Carriage’ to support the BBC’s Crossing Divides on the Move Day, an initiative designed to get people to better engage with each other, especially when travelling on public transport.


To help facilitate those conversations customers buying a hot drink on a select number of Virgin Trains services were given a second drink free of charge and encouraged to share it with a someone sitting close by as a means of sparking up a conversation, be it about the weather, their destination or where they have travelled from or what they are up to at the weekend.